By MARLO BARNHART
Sarah Miller was just a typical 4-year-old until March 1 when fate stepped in and made her a hero.
When her mother began having trouble breathing at the family's Boonsboro home, the youngster went to the telephone, called 911 and alerted authorities.
"I told Sarah I couldn't breathe," said Jennifer Miller, Sarah's mom. "I was panicking but she told me she knew what to do."
Sarah dialed correctly and within seconds was talking with veteran dispatcher David C. Pheil at Washington County Emergency Communications Center.
For their efforts, the dispatcher and the little girl were both honored in Annapolis Thursday by Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening as Emergency Medical Services week got under way across the state.